We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, including the creation of the world in six, 24-hour days.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit..
We believe in the deity of Jesus, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, and in our redemption through His shed blood.
We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent, personal return in power and glory.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of final judgment and eternal separation from God.
We believe in the glorious appearing of our Lord at the End of Days, to usher-in righteousness and justice, and the restoration of all things. Our pastor stands where the first 300 years of the early church stood in the only systematic view of eschatology that was preached: Historic Premillenialism (Post-Trib Rapture). Listen to Pastor Carl's teaching on Tribulation and Revelation HERE
We believe in the sanctity of life. A child is a person at conception. And there are only two scientifically verified genders - XX and XY - Male and Female
We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman only. The Bible teaches that God's judgment comes upon those who alter this truth.
There is no other biblical "arrangement" for marriage. (Matt. 19:3ff).
We believe in displaying the redemptive love of Jesus Christ toward all others, as much as it is possible with us to do so. We do not condemn those entangled in sin, but rather look for ways to help them establish biblical reconcilation and forgiveness if they will allow us to do so.
We believe in the nation of Israel's right to exist. We believe the revenant nation of Israel is a 2,800-year-old fulfilled prophecy and a sign to the nations that God is on His throne and that the Bible is the true and eternally trustworthy Word of God.
Need Help With Addiction?
There are two primary ways that we can help you or a loved one with addiction problems.
1. Our church - HICKORY HAMMOCK BAPTIST CHURCH in Milton, FL. has an on-campus Addiction Recovery meeting and class called Chainbreakers. It meets several times a week. This ministry is for those with addictions, or for those who have a loved one with an addiction and need deeper understanding about the matter of addiction and addiction recovery.
2. We have a deep ministry alliance with Redeemed Ministries in Cleveland, AL.
Pastor Carl's son - Brandon Gallups - is an associate pastor at Redeemed Church and is a long-time addiction ministry specialist, and the Director of the addiction program, working under the senior pastor Chris Gortney. Redeemed ministries runs a highly respected and renowned in-house addiction program. They minister to people from all over the nation, and they often have people in their program coming from our own region.
If you or a loved one needs to speak to someone at Redeemed about getting in their program, please call the church office at 850.623.8959 and we will put you in touch with the appropriate addiction counselor and intake person. In an emergency, and after office hours at the church, you can call 850.232.3648 and someone will help you get the process for addiction ministry started.
OR - You call our church office 850.623.8959, Mon.-Fri. 8 AM CT - 4 PM CT and ask the administrative assistant that answers to put you in touch with someone from our church who can assist you in this matter. Your particular situation will be handled with the utmost of integrity and discretion.
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Amazon top-60 bestselling author
Former decorated FL law enforcement officer, in two different Sheriff's offices
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Supplemental Background Info
In 2016 Fox News Business Report with Charles Payne called Pastor Carl Gallups one of the top-five most influential evangelical leaders in America.
Pastor Carl Gallups has been the senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida since 1987. He is an internationally acclaimed Amazon TOP-60 best selling author of numerous books, a ghostwriter and contributing author for several other renowned bestselling authors, and was a conservative radio talk show host from 2002-2021 on two Gulf Coast AM stations and two Gulf Coast FM stations. He was the host of two shows - Ask the Preacher with Pastor Carl Gallups, and Freedom Friday with Carl Gallups - the Oval Office of Gulf Coast Talk Radio. Currently, Ask the Preacher still airs on 1620 AM and 92.3 FM on the Gulf Coast (9-10 AM ET).
Pastor Gallups was also a former decorated Florida law enforcement officer for almost ten years, having served with two different sheriff's offices under three different sheriff's administrations. He was the recipient of the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award - twice - once in each of the two sheriff's offices, and the recipient of a Commendation of Valor for risking his life in the line of duty as well as two commendations of Meritorious Service in the Line of Duty. He was also given an award by a regional chapter of the NAACP for risking his life in the line of duty after going into a burning apartment complex to pull several occupants out to safety. Carl was Florida's very first 18-year-old Corrections Officer with the Florida Dept. of Corrections. In some of the last years of his law enforcement oriented career he served as the Assistant to the Administrator of the Bureau of Admissions and Release Authority with the Florida Dept. of Corrections Central Office Headquarters at Tallahassee, FL.
Carl is a graduate of Florida State University (B.Sc. Criminology), The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. - Emphasis in Theology, and Greek & Hebrew Studies), and the Florida Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (including several law enforcement techniques and criminal/forensics investigations specialty training courses). Carl serves on the Board of Regents with the University of Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama - since 2000. Carl once served as Mohammed Ali's personal LE bodygaurd for a day in his role of Deputy Sheriff. He also was invited by Pat Boone to appear with Pat, and his wife Shirley, on Pat's live TBN show in the main studios at Costa Mesa, CA. He then became good friends with Pat Boone and Pat wrote the Foreword to Carl's best seller MASQUERADE - published by Defender Publishing. Pat also hand delivered a copy of Carl's intnational bestseller (autographed) to Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu - at PM Netanyahu's request (He and Pat Boone were good friends). Pat later, in the summer of 2022 was on a major Christian TV show and, unsolicited, spoke highly of Carl and announced that the book he had delivered to Netanyahu had inspired him to write a brand new song called "Yehoshua". (see that clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfZS3UEsQRw) Carl also opened the Donald Trump for President Rally in Pensacola, FL in January 2016 at the request of the Trump campaign's Florida representatives. This was then-candidate Trump's very first Florida Rally. Carl was also deputized, in 2016, as a Special Deputy by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, formerly of the Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff's Office.
Carl is a frequent guest on numerous renowned national and international television and radio programs. He is also a popular Bible and Prophecy conference speaker. Carl has preached and taught crusades, Bible conferences, Church services - on three continents and in four nations (Israel, Canada, USA, Peru). His USA preaching includes Alaska, Hawaii, California, New York, all over the South East, as well as in Michigan, Wisconsin, Utah, Missouri, Arizona, and Texas. He has preached from Long Island, NY to Honolulu, Hawaii. His Canadian preaching includes the Provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia - in the cities of Toronto, Calgary, Kamloops, Cochran, and Vancouver. He has preached all over the city of Lima and the district of Comas Peru, in numerous churches, crusades, and Bible conferences.
Carl has also preached in national and international Youth Evangelism and Discipleship Conferences all over the US and Canada, several of them with well over 3,000 to 5,000 in attendance. One conference was preached in tandem with Josh McDowell of Campus Crusade for Christ, at Ridgecrest North Carolina.
Over his lengthy ministry at Hickory Hammock Church in Milton, Florida (since 1987) Pastor Carl has led his church into the world of global ministries - "feet on the ground" - in numerous platforms of hands-on missions in the local area, the regional Gulf Coast area - including intensive involvement in addiction recovery ministeries and prison ministries; as well as in national and international arenas. These ministries involve crusades, community-wide outreach ministries (reaching thousands of people) medical relief, hurricane disaster relief, putting on Vacation Bible School ministries in churches that need assistance, assisting smaller churches in all manner of ways, and in cooperation of other congregations who are desiring to partner in missions and ministry outreach with HHBC. Pastor Carl has led his church to be involved in numerous international missions endeavors including going into several different nations in Africa, on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu, in the region of Lima - Peru, Guatemala, and in Israel.
CARL SAYS: My passion in life is to faithfully advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, equipping believers to be faithful ambassadors of that Kingdom work. We are living in the most profoundly prophetic times since the first coming of Jesus Christ. I am striving to wake up the church-at-large to this biblical truth.
TOPIC EXAMPLES at the above link: The Ressurection and Christianity - Can you lose your salvation? - Is Jesus really God in the flesh? - Can abortion be forgiven? - Should Deacons run the church? - Why are the Jews so persecuted? - Should a Christian go in debt? - Can a Christian date an unbeliever? - How can I know God's will for my life? - Can a Christian drink alcohol in moderation? Can angels be saved? When did evangelicals start using grape juice instead of wine? --- AND MUCH MORE!
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your
heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you
profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him
will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and
Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”